News Digest

New insight into Shakespeare’s Will.

Shakespeare’s Will, in particular the legacy to his wife of his “second best bed” has been presented as evidence that he was a cold unemotional man with a dysfunctional family.

New research on the will indicates that in fact Shakespeare was a provident man with a sense of familial ambition.Read more here


Making connections: Tracing people through time.

Check out this new feature in TNA, UK’s catalogue.

The National Archives UK has identified ways of linking names across records, with the added value of a confidence rating.


Undressed: A brief history of Underwear.

This new V&A exhibition will display more than 200 examples of men’s and women’s underwear from about 1750 to the present day. In particular, it will investigate how underwear design combines the practical and personal with the sensory and fashionable, in the process both protecting and enhancing the body. Read more here



Monday 25th April 2016: professor Eunan O’Halpin (TCD)

will give a lecture entitled ‘Cherishing all the children of the nation equally’? Civilian deaths in 1916.’

Venue and Time: The lecture will take place at 1.00pm in the Boardroom of Dr. Steevens’ Hospital.

This lecture is a joint venture between the Edward Worth Library and the Dr Steevens’ Hospital Library. Please register for this event here

 Terry Fagan

Terry Fagan will be celebrating the 1916  Easter Rising in City Hall Dame Street this Saturday April 23rd.  There will be talks, photographic exhibitions, 1916 memorabilia and lots more.  Admission Free! Find out more here.


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